Explore this local favorite 19.7-mile-long paved trail along the coast of Anchorage. The trail runs from Second Avenue in downtown Anchorage (near the railroad depot) and finishes in Kincaid Park. The trail has two-way traffic and is open to cross-country skiers, bikers, and pedestrians. Overlooking the Cook Inlet, take in breathtaking views of Mount Susitna and Denali Mountain on clear days as well as stunning sunsets. Keep your eyes open for moose, beluga whales, and a variety of local wildflowers. The trail passed by Earthquake Park and Point Woronzoff, two favorite photo-worthy stops.
The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is also part of the popular Moose Loop route, connecting the Campbell Creek Trail, Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail, and the Ship Creek Trail to form a 32-mile loop tracing the profile of a moose over the Anchorage Bowl. Moose Loop Trail Challenge.
Bike rentals available near downtown.
Dogs: Welcome, on a leash.
As with all trails in Alaska, hikers should be prepared, dress in layers, and bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, a map of the area, bear spray, and a well-charged cell phone.